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Getting There & Away

Transportes Vilcamixtos is a taxi-truck cooperative on the main plaza (you can’t miss the green-and-white trucks). Most charge $1.50 to $4 for nearby destinations.

Buses, minivans and taxis leave from the tiny bus terminal. Taxis colectivos ($2, 45 minutes) depart frequently to Loja after four people cram in; Vilcabambaturis minibuses ($1.30, one hour) leave on the hour.

Buses from Loja stop in Vilcabamba on their way south to Zumba ($9, four to five hours) and the Peruvian border, from where there is onward transportation to Chachapoyas, Peru.